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No Cybersecurity Exec In Nearly Half Of Companies, UAE Survey Finds

New DarkMatter survey exposes security concerns and issues.

A recent poll conducted at a Dubai-based security conference found that 48% of attendees say their organization does not have a senior executive dedicated to cybersecurity.

The survey, conducted by United Arab Emirates-based DarkMatter and polling visitors to the Gulf Information Security Expo & Conference (GISEC) 2016, also found that 34% of attendees believe their organizations are not equipped to handle a breach.

Of the more than 200 visitors surveyed, 23% believed their organizations were victims of security breach from within, 32% think they were victims of an external breach, and 46% say human factors are most often behind these incidents.  

DarkMatter's survey also found what it says is an alarming stat: half of the UAE conference respondents put the responsibility of security onto vendors rather than on users or customers of the products.

Read the full survey here

 

 

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I think a large degree of this is based off of funding and perspective. I wouldn't think people would argue against the benefit of security. But with security being a cost savings mechanism instead of a revenue earning mechanism many companies have difficulty allocating funds and a seat at the table to provide oversight on security directives.
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